Unusual religious practices to be investigated

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Soshanguve, 04 August 2015 - eNCAs current affairs show CheckPoint recently visited 'prophet' Penuel Mngunis church in Soshanguve where snakes, rats, cloth and ants are on the spiritual menu.

Soshanguve, 04 August 2015 - eNCAs current affairs show CheckPoint recently visited 'prophet' Penuel Mngunis church in Soshanguve where snakes, rats, cloth and ants are on the spiritual menu.

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Soshanguve, 04 August 2015 - eNCAs current affairs show CheckPoint recently visited 'prophet' Penuel Mngunis church in Soshanguve where snakes, rats, cloth and ants are on the spiritual menu.

Soshanguve, 04 August 2015 - eNCAs current affairs show CheckPoint recently visited 'prophet' Penuel Mngunis church in Soshanguve where snakes, rats, cloth and ants are on the spiritual menu.

JOHANNESBURG - The mushrooming of independent and charismatic churches across the country has come under scrutiny. 

The Commission for the Protection of Cultural and Religious Rights is set to investigate some of the more unusual practices at some ministries.

These include the recent eating of snakes and rats at a church in Pretoria.

As a Chapter Nine institution, the commission may resort to legal recourses to ensure its recommendations are enforced.

* eNCA reporter Bongiwe Khumalo filed this report. Please note: The story contains images that may upset some viewers.